Great Egret preening

A great Egret preens its feathers along the marsh's banks at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ.

Nikon D7000 with Sigma 50-500mm lens @ 500mm.  Manual Exposure mode F7.1, 1/1250th shutter speed, ISO 500, spot metering.  Shot through the open passenger side window from the driver's seat while parked on the wildlife drive.